Hernangomez signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Timberwolves on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The 25-year-old was set to be a restricted free agent, but Minnesota was able to secure his services for the next few years. Hernangomez began last season with the Nuggets and averaged only 12.4 minutes in 34 games, but he averaged 12.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steal in 29.4 minutes in 14 games after being acquired by the Timberwolves to earn the $21 million contract.
Hernangomez delivered 18 points (6-12 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 117-111 loss at Houston. Hernangomez was coming off two subpar efforts against the Pelicans (three points) and the Magic (eight points), but otherwise he's been a decent source of production for Minnesota since he has scored at least 10 points in six of his last eight games while also averaging 8.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals during that span. This was also his fourth double-double since joining the Timberwolves in early February.
Hernangomez chipped in 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in 31 minutes Wednesday during the Timberwolves' 115-108 victory over the Bulls. Hernangomez has now hit multiple threes in five straight games. His 31 minutes tied for the second-highest total on the team. A top waiver-wire pickup over the past seven days, Wednesday's performance can be viewed as a typical night given his pretty consistent displays in Minnesota thus far. Hernangomez is on fantasy radars with boom potential due to his three-point prowess.
Hernangomez posted 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds, three steals and two assists across 34 minutes during Tuesday's 139-134 victory over the Pelicans. Hernangomez continues to play well in his starting role for the Timberwolves, and he was able to set a season high with three steals in Tuesday's win. Since joining Minnesota, he's averaging 14.0 points on 10.3 shots, plus 6.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steal across 29.3 minutes.
Hernangomez had 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-3 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist and one block in 28 minutes during Sunday's 111-91 loss to the Mavericks. Hernangomez already has three double-doubles through nine appearances with the Timberwolves, this after managing a career-high four double-doubles across 70 games in 2018-19. He projects as a solid complementary power forward next to Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist), and as such Hernangomez is perhaps more likely to retain value than Naz Reid once Towns returns to the lineup.
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